Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 by Ao Jyumonji.
A fantasy light novel that offers its own take on the Trapped in Another World genre.

TITLE: Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
AKA: Hai to Gensou no Grimgal, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, 灰と幻想のグリムガル
AUTHOR: Ao Jyumonji
PUBLISHER (English): J-Novel Club (
RELEASE DATE (English): December 16, 2016
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From the back cover;

Why are we doing this…?

When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was “just like a game.” In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.

Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.